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File #: BILL NO. 20-200    Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/12/2020 In control: City Council - Regular Session
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/27/2020
Title: An Ordinance approving the execution of two grant agreements by and between the State of Missouri, Department of Transportation Traffic and Highway Safety Division and the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri for the Missouri Highway Safety Program. (Note: First reading by Council on October 20, 2020. Passed by unanimous vote.)
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. DWI Contract, 3. HMV Contract

Title

An Ordinance approving the execution of two grant agreements by and between the State of Missouri, Department of Transportation Traffic and Highway Safety Division and the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri for the Missouri Highway Safety Program.

(Note: First reading by Council on October 20, 2020.  Passed by unanimous vote.)

 

Body

Issue/Request:

The City, through the Lee’s Summit Police Department, applied for and has been awarded two grants by the Missouri Department of Transportation, Traffic and Highway Safety Division.  The first grant awarded the City $45,700.00 for a Hazardous Moving Violation Project, and the second grant awarded the City $26,500.00 for an Impaired Driving Enforcement/DWI Saturation Project. The grants will provide the City with funding to implement programs intended to reduce the number and severity of traffic crashes occurring on Missouri roadways and reduce traffic fatalities and injuries. 

 

Under first grant agreement, the City will be reimbursed for funds spent on programs that reduce speeding and aggressive driving within the City borders. Funds from the second grant agreement will be spent on programs that reduced impaired driving in the City. Both grant agreements have a term starting October 1, 2020 and ending September 30, 2021. 

 

The Lee’s Summit Police Department desires the City to accept the grant awards by passing this ordinance and executing the grant agreements with the Missouri Department of Transportation, Traffic and Highway Safety Division for the Hazardous Moving Violation Project and the Impaired Driving Enforcement/DWI Saturation Project.

 

Proposed City Council Motion:

I move for adoption of an Ordinance approving the execution of two grant agreements by and between the State of Missouri, Department of Transportation Traffic and Highway Safety Division and the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri for the Missouri Highway Safety Program.

 

Background:

For the past several years, the Lee's Summit Police Department has worked with the MoDOT Highway Safety and Traffic Division on their highway safety campaigns. Some of the past campaigns have included:

                     Click it or Ticket

                     You Drink, You Drive, You Lose

                     Operation Safe Teen

                     Hazardous Moving Enforcement

                     DWI Enforcement

                     Aggressive Driver Enforcement

Grants through MoDOT have funded these past initiatives. 

The grant funding is for 2020 - 2021 and will pay for overtime, training, and equipment to execute a hazardous moving violation project, and a DWI enforcement project.  The passage of this ordinance and execution of these agreements will constitute acceptance of the grant awards. 

Timeline:

Start: October 1st, 2020

Finish: September 30th, 2021

 

Presenter

Travis Forbes, Police Chief

 

Recommendation

Staff recommends approval.